GREENWOOD – Lander volleyball unveiled its 2021 regular season schedule on Tuesday, as announced by first-year head coach Jeff Reynolds.
The 25-match ledger features eight contests against 2019 NCAA tournament teams. The Bearcat will test themselves with three neutral-site tournaments and will play six home matches at Finis Horne Arena.
To begin the year, Lander will participate in the Queens Fall Classic in Charlotte on Sept 3-4. Then, the Bearcats will square off with rival Erskine in a road match on Sept. 7.
Lander heads to Aiken for the Pacer Invitational on Sept. 10-11 before making its home debut on Sept. 14 against Belmont Abbey. The Peach Belt Conference opener takes the Bearcats to Flagler on Sept. 17.
The Bearcats host USC Aiken on Sept. 22, then step out of conference play for a neutral-site match against North Greenville in Spartanburg on Sept. 25. Lander’s longest home stretch of the season follows as the Bearcats host Young Harris (Sept. 28), Georgia College (Oct. 1), and Augusta (Oct. 8).
Lander travels to USC Aiken on Oct. 13 before returning to Aiken on Oct. 22-23 for the PBC/SAC Crossover. The home finale comes on Oct. 29 as the Bearcats host Flagler.
Lander rounds out its regular-season schedule with three consecutive road matches against Young Harris (Nov. 2), Georgia College (Nov. 5), and Augusta (Nov. 12).
The Peach Belt Conference Tournament will be played from Nov. 19-21.
Lander’s roster features 10 returners in 2021, led by senior setter Madilyn Reed and 2020 PBC Freshman of the Year Christina Aguayo.